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Vocational Specialist - PACT. 

About the Organization Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton is a faith inspired non-profit organization, mission-driven, family-friendly, and passionate about services to our communities. We offer a wide variety of exciting career opportunities in the areas of Direct Care, Clinical, Fundraising, Human Resources, IT, Finance, Marketing, and Nursing. When you join us, you can expect a true focus on work-life balance, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefit programs, and an environment that promotes inclusion. Some of our benefits include: generous paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick time; excellent health & pension plans; and wide array of training and staff development opportunities to earn on-site CEUs. Catholic Charities is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for staff as well as for people seeking assistance. To learn more about the agency, please visit our website at:

This position may be subject to Executive Order 283, requiring a proof of being up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccination, including any recommended booster. Requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical condition, disability, or sincerely-held religious belief precluding vaccination will be considered and should be made to Human Resources: 609-394-5181.

Req Number DIR-22-00133  
Location BHS - PACT Mercer - Team II and III (Trenton, NJ)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Number of Openings 1  
Category Direct Care - Professionals / Paraprofessionals  


Provide clinical services with specific focus on supporting vocational/educational goals, mental health counseling and personal care services in accordance with PACT concept and philosophy. On call and emergency response required.



Under the supervision of the Team Leader, the Vocational Specialist will provide clinical services germane to their service specialty (i.e. vocational, educational, occupational, rehabilitative, etc.) in addition to the general services of personal care, life skill development and supportive counseling services required by the PACT consumer. This Clinical Specialist in conjunction and collaboration with the Team Leader/Clinician is responsible for the resource development, coordination, and delivery of specialized services designed to meet the needs of the consumer. These services may be delivered directly to the consumer or through the coordinated efforts of the PACT team. The Vocational Specialist serving as a member of the PACT team participates in the planning and provision of interdisciplinary training and skill development for all members of the team. On-call availability and response is required.


1. Contributes, in collaboration and under the supervision of the Team Leader/Clinician, in the resource

development, supervision, training and coordination of PACT consumers and their professional/vocational

activities with respect to the delivery of the identified clinical specialty, thus fostering and effective environment conducive to wellness and recovery.

2. Conducts assessments consistent with the identified clinical specialty upon intake and/or upon

request by the consumer and/or other PACT team members.

3. Participates in the intake screening, service planning and discharge review process with respect to

the identified clinical specialty assuring proper management and decision making processes are implemented

with respect to the services available and offered to the consumer.

4. Responsible for maintaining accurate and current records on all consumers, including consumer

charts, progress notes, service/recovery plans, and other reporting mechanisms as may be necessary

to assure effective service delivery coordination and communication.

5. Coordinates and advocates with community service providers for on-going, emergency and other

forms of health care for PACT consumers (e.g. medical, psychiatric, substance abuse, etc.)

6. Conducts individual, group and family education and counseling programs/services addressing the

vocational and pre-vocational needs of the consumer and his/her family.

7. Provides representation on behalf of the agency, the PACT team and/or the consumer at various

community based interdisciplinary service coordination meetings.

8. Contributes to and participates in the delivery of interdisciplinary in-service training and case conferences.

9. Enhances the job readiness of consumers by networking with community businesses and maintains of working database of potential places of employment for the PACT consumer.

10. Provides on-call and emergency response services.

11. Participates in PACT Team and Agency QA process.

12. Performs other duties as may be deemed necessary and appropriate by the Team Leader.


1. Displays commitment to the goals of PACT, the PACT philosophy and the team’s response to the needs of the consumer.

2. Serves as a member of the PACT team providing on-going case management, medication monitoring, life-skill development, supportive counseling, crisis intervention, and/or specialized services consistent with training/certification to PACT consumers as warranted and/or requested.

3. Establishes and maintains a treatment relationship with the consumer providing face-to-face services to the consumer in the hospital, the community, and with other agencies and family as appropriate.

4. Participates in the development of individualized treatment/recovery/rehabilitation/wellness plans, overseeing the identification of resource development and delivery of appropriate clinical specialty services.

5. Coordinates and provides PACT Team training and development in areas of clinical and/or management specialty.

6. Provide direct and emergency back-up service support to members of the PACT team.

7. Provides available on-call services on a 24-hour 7-day per week basis.

8. Responsible for accurate and complete documentation of provided services in accordance with established policy guidelines for record keeping.

9. Participates in on-going supervision and/or program development with the Team Leader which may consist of field visits to the consumer's residence, work site, family, etc.

10. Participates in the PACT Team's daily planning and coordination meetings, treatment planning conference meetings, etc.


Position Requirements

A Bachelors degree in the field of Behavioral Science/Human Services (i.e. Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education, Rehabilitation, Family counseling, etc.) from an accredited college or university with experience in the delivery of vocational focused, community-based social services to adults with serious mental illness required. A valid New Jersey driver’s license and the ability to travel independently to a consumer’s residence, work site and/or hospital setting required. The ability to be on-call and provide emergency response required. Bi-lingual capacity (Spanish/English) desirable.


Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Weekly Work Hours 40  
Schedule Monday to Friday 8:30am- 4:30pm - some evenings and weekends 

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